Here at Lost and Tired, my goal is to actually help people by presenting them with our real life experience with Autism. While our situation may be different from yours, we are all on the same journey. Something else we all have in common is that we all need help and advice from time to time. Personally, I like speaking to people who have actually been there, or are actually going through something similar.
I have found that this type of support helps on many levels.
For starters, talking to other parents is very non-clinical and much more personal. We can relate to each other in a understanding and non-judgmental way. What I find really cool about this is that you can openly speak your mind and not have to explain yourself.
Many of you are likely aware of the support group that I formed on Facebook. It’s the best support group on Facebook because there is no bullying and the community is very active.
Most importantly is that it’s private. This means that unless you are a member, you can’t see anything. This provides privacy and the ability to speak your mind without fear of repercussion.
In the year or so that I have had this group, things have gone very well and we have grown.
It was inevitable that at some point things were going to have to evolve into something bigger. Facebook is constantly changing and I find it frustrating that we are so limited in the ways we can express ourselves.
So one of my big plans for the year 2012 was to start an official Autism Support forum.
I’m very happy to say, that while many of my other plans have had to take a back burner thanks to recent events (the theft of our family van), the official Autism Support forums are up and running.
What does this mean?
Well, in a nutshell, it means the best Autism Support forums around, just got better.
This also means that you have an even better place to go and seek help from other parents that have been there. The new Autism Support forums are running on the latest version of vBulletin software which means you have tons or freedom to express yourself and your opinions in a much better way. You can embed videos, pictures and completely customize your profile.
In the future, I’m looking at adding an Android and iOS app, that will allow you access and post in the forums straight from your smartphone or tablet.
Please take note that you will need to register and reply to the confirmation email before gaining access. This is done to prevent spam and help ensure everyones privacy. If it takes more than a few minutes to get your email contact me and let me know.
Please help spread the word about our amazing support group. We are always looking for new members and everyone is welcome.
So what are you waiting for? Follow the link below or click the Autism Support page at the top on this site.
So without further ado, please allow me to present you with Lost and Tired’s Official Autism Support.